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Developing story
A University-subsidized project gives Hyde Park's Harper Court a new lease on life.

Bert Cohler dies at 73
A June 4 memorial service will honor Cohler, AB'61, a UChicago psychologist and teacher who was an expert on family life and transitions.

Comics city
An interview with UChicago's Hillary Chute, who convened an all-star lineup for a conference on comics.



Chicago Tribune (May 20, 2012)
Larry Sjaastad, 1934-2012
Sjaastad, AB'57, AM'58, PhD'61, a retired Chicago economics professor known for international work in public finance, dies at 77.

New York Times (May 19, 2012)
Before leaping, listen to a giant
If your portfolio is sound, says Nobel laureate Harry M. Markowitz, PhB'47, AM'50, PhD'55, don’t fret the fluctuations of Facebook and JPMorgan Chase.

Slate (May 18, 2012)
Forget about the mythical lone inventor
Real innovation, says Argonne director Eric D. Isaacs, happens in well-funded laboratories.

NBC Chicago (May 17, 2012)
Chicago: Birthplace of the point spread
Charles K. McNeil, PhB'25, a math teacher and securities analyst, found a more lucrative career as a bookie who revolutionized sports gambling.

USA Today (May 13, 2012)
Not just an angel on TV
Supernatural star Misha Collins, AB'97, connects with fans online to support his nonprofit,



Thursday, May 24
Constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: A Panel Discussion
5-7 p.m. | Boston

Saturday, May 26
Texas Lonestar Rollergirls and Happy Hour
7-11 p.m. | Austin, Texa

Saturday, June 2
Social Gathering at the Pool
4:30-7:30 p.m. | Honolulu

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"Curiosity did not kill this cat"
Chicago Tribune photos chronicle the life of Studs Terkel, PhB'32, JD'34, who would have turned 100 on May 16.

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MAY 31-JUNE 3, 2012

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The Core needs
your fashion sense

What was everyone wearing during your days in the College? Did you follow or resist the trends?

Have any of the styles made a "retro" comeback? If so, do they bring back memories or bring on nausea?

Send your style story by May 28 to with "UChicago Style" in the subject line. Photographic evidence is very welcome. Selected submissions will appear in the July-Aug 2012 issue of the Core.